carry
I. verb (carried; carrying) Etymology: Middle English carien, from Anglo-French carier to transport, from carre vehicle, from Latin carrus — more at car Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to move while supporting ; transport <
her legs refused to carry her further — Ellen Glasgow
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2. to convey by direct communication <
carry tales about a friend
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3. chiefly dialect conduct, escort 4. to influence by mental or emotional appeal ; sway 5. to get possession or control of ; capture <
carried off the prize
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6. to transfer from one place (as a column) to another <
carry a number in adding
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7. to contain and direct the course of <
the drain carries sewage
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8. a. to wear or have on one's person b. to bear upon or within one <
is carrying an unborn child
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9. a. to have or bear especially as a mark, attribute, or property <
carry a scar
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b. imply, involve <
the crime carried a heavy penalty
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10. to hold or comport (as one's person) in a specified manner 11. to sustain the weight or burden of <
pillars carry an arch
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<
is carrying a full course load
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12. to bear as a crop 13. to sing with reasonable correctness of pitch <
carry a tune
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14. a. to keep in stock for sale b. to provide sustenance for <
land carrying 10 head of cattle
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c. to have or maintain on a list or record <
carry a person on a payroll
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<
carried six guards on the team
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15. to be chiefly or solely responsible for the success, effectiveness, or continuation of <
a player capable of carrying a team
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<
her performance carried the play
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16. to prolong or maintain in space, time, or degree <
carry a principle too far
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<
carry the wall above the eaves
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<
carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning
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17. a. to gain victory for; especially to secure the adoption or passage of b. to win a majority or plurality of votes in (as a legislative body or a state) 18. to present for public use or consumption <
newspapers carry weather reports
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<
channel nine will carry the game
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19. a. to bear the charges of holding or having (as stocks or merchandise) from one time to another b. to keep on one's books as a debtor <
a merchant carries a customer
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20. to hold to and follow after (as a scent) 21. to hoist and maintain (a sail) in use 22. to pass over (as a hazard) at a single stroke in golf <
carry a bunker
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23. to propel and control (a puck or ball) along a playing surface intransitive verb 1. to act as a bearer 2. a. to reach or penetrate to a distance <
voices carry well
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<
fly balls don't carry well in cold air
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b. to convey itself to a reader or audience 3. to undergo or admit of carriage in a specified way 4. of a hunting dog to keep and follow the scent 5. to win adoption <
the motion carried by a vote of 71-25
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II. noun (plural carries) Date: 1858 1. carrying power; especially the range of a gun or projectile or of a struck or thrown ball 2. a. portage b. the act or method of carrying <
fireman's carry
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c. the act of rushing with the ball in football <
averaged four yards per carry
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3. the position assumed by a color-bearer with the flag or guidon held in position for marching 4. a quantity that is transferred in addition from one number place to the adjacent one of higher place value

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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